Genesis 1:1-3 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said…” NASB

If I counted correctly, there are nine (9) times in Genesis 1, where we find “Then God said…”  Nine times he spoke something into existence, and almost that many times, the Bible tells us that “God said….”  In these two descriptions, we have a clear revelation that God is ALIVE, SEES, and SPEAKS.   In the New Testament, we find the words of Jesus in John 10:27, where He declared that His sheep HEAR His voice.  Yet, many today look at you as if you fell out of a well if you say, “God told me” or “God said to me.”  Can I ask a straightforward question, “When did God stop speaking?” 

Jesus told the disciples that the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, would come and teach them all that Jesus had SAID! I do not know how He was to teach, but one of the most used teaching methods is speaking, and I believe that the Holy Spirit speaks to people today.  I am not telling you that I hear an audible voice, but I hear God in my heart and know that I am hearing God.  I have learned when it is me and when it is outside me.  I have learned the voice of Jesus and the voice of the Spirit of God.  Any voice that contradicts scripture is immediately rejected, but when God speaks, and I know it is God, I Listen!

Who would you rather teach you what is in the book, the author, or a commentator giving an opinion as to what the author meant?  Who would you rather instruct you in life, the one who sees the end from the beginning or the one who sees the beginning from the end?  Who would you rather guide your life, the one who created all things or someone with limited experience, as do all humans? 

Therefore, if God is the creator of all things (and He is), Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent, why do we relegate Him to speaking only through the Bible or preachers?  I do not suggest and would reject any notion that God would ever say anything contradictory to the written Word of God.  But, as Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice and follow Me.”

I desire fellowship with God, and when I have fellowship with any human being, some talking takes place. Why would it be different with God?  In my prayer time, I talk, and I listen.  Sometimes I hear that still small voice in my deep inner man, and sometimes I hear a much bolder voice in my heart, but I Hear God!  You Hear God and probably much more than you think you do.  I contend that God is “always speaking,” but we are not “always listening,” so we need to learn to listen and expect to hear more.

As you go through this day, expect to hear God speak to you in guidance, counseling, and comfort.  He wants to communicate with you and will guide you through the maze of life.  

May the Blessings of the LORD go with you as you go through your day!

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